Aging

Life is ongoing
speeding up,
perception of time
different and short,
age, but a number
has significance,
the mirror, I've found
doesn't lie,
everything heads south,
hair in all the wrong places
or diminishing,
looking backwards
is a long way,
distance and remembering,
youth used to be me,
brain ticking over
thankfully,
working.




Poetry by shells
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Written on 2018-04-03 at 18:45

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Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I don't really mind aging as such, I do dread the thought of mind and body leaving the essence of me - Remember, you are beautiful whatever direction the body may go - what is inside is what really matters, well written

Elle x
2018-04-06


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I see very few redeeming qualities noted here about aging. Rather depressing, but quite true.
Ashe
2018-04-05


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
That's exactly what it is like. If we were cars they could put our brain up on a hoist and put another body underneath :)
2018-04-05


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nice poem. I'm not so sure that the mirror is truthful.
2018-04-05


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Life! Donít you just love it? It is a one way trip without u turns though. I found myself smiling as I read this. Youíve encapsulated the process very succinctly. Your last three lines are the crux of the matter Well done shells.
2018-04-05


jim The PoetBay support member heart!
All true, so true, too true. But . . . those past days WERE lived, so nothing has been lost, and like a good book on the shelf, can be read and reread. No need to live it again. Despite the obvious southern trend, there is much good to be found in a day, if only in minutes.

I appreciate this.
2018-04-03


yes, kant can The PoetBay support member heart!
good
2018-04-03


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo!
When awakening chalk up the beginning of the day!
On going to sleep time to chalk up that day!
Aging a mere detail!
To live another day is what aging just a proses we have injure!
Ken
2018-04-03